Dress Code

Students who enrol at Holy Cross do so with the full awareness of the uniform requirements. When a student chooses Holy Cross, he/she agrees to abide by the established dress code. Our school uniform creates a distinct school identity. By respecting the dress code, students uphold this goal.

Only uniform items purchased from R.J. McCarthy Ltd. or its agent are allowed at Holy Cross. Students will be disciplined if their uniform items do not comply with this standard.

Select from the following links to learn more about HSCC's dress code:

Uniform Policy
Women's Dress Code
Men's Dress Code
Unisex Dress Code
Spirit Wear Fridays
Dress Down Fridays

Uniform Policy

The following is expected behaviour with regards to our school uniform policy:

Expected Behaviour

  • Students must comply with the dress code upon entering the school. This includes the time between classes, during lunch and study periods.
  • Students must be in dress code to attend a class or write an exam.
  • Hats must be off while in the school at all times.
  • Upon arrival to school, outerwear such as hats, coats, jackets, and non uniform sweaters must be removed.
  • The only hoodies that may be worn are the Holy Cross School hoodies.
  • The HCSS logo must be clearly visible on all clothing.
  • Clothing that is visible underneath the outside layer must be either white or Holy Cross green or grey with no logos.
  • Clothing must be worn in the original form (no tears or rolled up.)

Reasons for Expected Behaviour

  • The Board has approved a dress code policy for Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School.
  • A commitment to the dress code requires self-discipline and is an outward sign of support for the goals of Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School.

Consequences for Dress Code Infractions

  • Students are not allowed in class at any time in improper attire. Students, in defiance of this requirement, will be required to report to the office. Students will not return to class until in proper uniform.

Women 's Dress Code

  • Green MacKenzie plaid X-Kilt
  • Grey, navy or taupe flat front dress pants
  • Navy or khaki flat front casual pants
  • Navy or khaki capri pants
  • Navy or khaki walking short
  • White long or short sleeved French Cut blouse with school logo

Men's Dress Code

  • Grey pleated dress pants
  • Navy or khaki flat front casual pants
  • Navy or khaki walking shorts
  • Physical Education clothing:

    • Grey athletic t-shirt, printed
    • Green mesh shorts, printed
    • Grey or green HCSS track pants with school logo

Unisex Dress Code

  • White and blue striped long sleeved Oxford shirt with school logo
  • White short / long sleeved oxford shirt with school logo
  • White or HC green short / long sleeved golf shirt with school logo
  • White or forest green short / long sleeved t-shirt with school logo
  • Maroon rugby shirt, ash and green stripes with school logo
  • Green or grey hoodie with school logo

Spirit Wear Fridays

Holy Cross team clothing, physical education clothing and Holy Cross special event clothing may be substituted for clothing from the approved clothing list on Fridays only.

Dress Down Fridays

On dress-down Fridays, students must dress respectfully which includes:

  • No ripped/torn clothing
  • Tops (for both males and females) must have sleeves
  • Midriff must be covered
  • No offensive slogans or images